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Old   April 25, 2014, 16:59
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Hi everyone,

I am design student working on a Motion Capture project for my class. My plan is to use motion tracking markers on Balloons and Paper planes and track their motion as they are thrown across the room. I will then take that data and use it to animate 3D models of these objects created in 3DS Max or Maya.

Is it possible to use CFD Simulation software to get a video of air particles reacting to these 3D objects as they move through the space/room? Basically when you throw a balloon across a space, it moves quickly and then suddenly stops while wobbling and spinning around. What I am trying to get from a simulation software is behavior of air as balloon moves and stops. My understanding is airflow simulation from watching a few episodes of Mythbusters is that it acts like some viscous solution in water which spreads and scatters when the main object moves.

I would really appreciate if somebody can point me in the right direction.

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Old   May 2, 2014, 09:33
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Hey guys, just bumping this thread. Hoping somebody, anybody, might have an idea. I would really appreciate if someone can at least point me in any direction. I found a software that does motion capture - FLOWVISION which I am trying to acquire for my presentation but having another avenue to explore would be equally amazing.

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Old   May 2, 2014, 13:48
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I'm pretty sure id would be possible to simulate that in CFD, only that you needed experience in it. You would have to get a software and start tutorials and invest much time in it.
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